QAIS stands for Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies and is composed of the following Subjects:

Quran: This subject covers quran memorization and recitation.

Arabic:   Students study from the “I Love Arabic” series.  They learn how to read, write, and speak Arabic.

Islam: Students study from the “I Love Islam” series.  They learn about the pillars of faith the details of Islam, including the prophets’ stories.


Islamic Studies and Advanced Arabic: Mrs. Shiam Harsho

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About Me:  I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach your child this year at As-Sabeel Academy.  I have a Bachelors degree in English Literature and a Masters in Literary Studies. I taught for four years at the University of Aleppo in Syria. I also taught Arabic and Islamic Studies for two years at Dearborn elementary school in Michigan. Previously, I taught at the ISG weekend school, and I have helped with organizing and teaching in the ISG Summer School Program. I enjoy teaching and working with young children. I am married and have two children: Sara and Omar.

My personal mission is to ensure that your child develops a desire to learn about Islam and Arabic language.  I want each child to be successful in this life and the hereafter.  By working with families, we can ensure that children feel ready to achieve their and our dreams.

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Quran and Beginners’ Arabic: Mrs. Alaa Chukri

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About Me: I have been always interested in working as an Islamic studies teacher. I love working with children and I would like to seek the reward from Allah by helping raise a Muslim generation who would carry the flag for Islam in the future.

In my childhood I used to attend lectures in the Masjid with my Muslim friends, and in my teens years I started helping teach Qur’an and Islamic studies to young kids. My middle and high schools were Islamic schools which concentrated heavily on Islamic studies besides the regular studies taught in normal public schools.

By the help of Allah I was able to get an IJAZAH in reading the Qur’an in 2005, right before I got married and moved to the US. Since then I have been volunteering in weekend Islamic schools including my work as a teacher assistant at Dar Al-huda School in Michigan and as a teacher for Level 1 at the ISG weekend school.

My ultimate objective from teaching at an Islamic school is attain Allah’s satisfaction and to help raise a righteous Muslim Ummah, which starts from the early childhood years, because things learned during childhood are like the words carved on stones, they stay with the person through life.

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2nd Grade Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies: Mrs. Yara Ibrahim

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About Me: As -Salamo alykom, my name is Yara Ibrahim.   I live in Greenville, SC with my husband and my daughter, Habiba.  I grew up in Cairo, Egypt, where I went to the Business school at Ain Shams University  and received  my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting .

Alhamdullah I was blessed to be raised in an Islamic school that allowed me to study Quran and Islamic Studies from Kindergarten up to High school.  Also being in such a wonderful Islamic environment made me realize how important the Islamic atmosphere is for kids.

In 2005 I was a Quran and Islamic Studies teacher at Dar Al Hijra Institute and a Quran teacher at Hafsa Masjid in Egypt. When I came to the United States I became the Principal of the weekend school at the Islamic Society of Clemson for four years, and I was teaching Quran and Tajweed as well at this time.

I’ve always had this dream to see the Muslim Ummah rise again like it was in its golden ages, and to see Muslims leading the world one more time in all fields of life.  But at the same time I dream to see Muslims having their religion as their priority and the book of Allah as their guide.

I strongly believe that by teaching our beloved kids at As-Sabeel Academy and by offering them a strong religious and academic foundation, we all will be able to see a great Muslim generation blessed with the best of this life and the hereafter as well in shaa Allah.

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